25 of the Best Foods to Stop the #1 Killer in America

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You might think cancer or AIDS is the number one killer in America today but the truth is the biggest killer is, by far, heart disease. Did you know that many cases of heart disease can be stopped before they ever begin by simply eating a healthier diet?

There are tons of natural foods that can help stop heart disease. Everything from asparagus to tea, every single food or drink on this list can deliver a potent punch of phytonutrients that can both prevent and repair existing damage to cells.

You can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease by eating more of these foods every day. Fresh, organic produce should be the cornerstone of your diet. These help to wipe out the free radicals that cause so much damage to our cells, including the cells of our blood vessels. Beans, nuts, fish, tea, and whole grains also have plenty of benefits to offer us when it comes to fighting heart disease. There is no one magic food that will erase heart disease, but by eating a wide variety of all that Mother Nature has to offer us, we can stop this killer in its tracks.

Keep reading for the top 25 foods you should be including in your diet to avoid becoming a victim of heart disease.


1. Salmon

Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, wild-caught salmon is one of the best choices to avoid heart disease.


2.  Beans

Black beans and kidney beans are some of the best choices and are filled with niacin, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, and soluble fiber. All beans are good choices, however, and can be added to most meals, salads, and soups.


3. Walnuts

Filled with heart healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats, phytosterols, plant-based omega-3, magnesium, folate, and vitamin E; you only need a handful (about seven) of these each day to get all the heart healthy benefits.


4. Tuna Fish

Is there a better tasting lunch than tuna fish? This fish favorite has niacin, folates, and more of those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.


5. Brown Rice

Brown rice is a good source of fiber, niacin, magnesium and B complex vitamins. Cook your rice and during the last five minutes of cooking time, stir in some chopped vegetables for a quick and easy dinner.

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